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Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio
Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio, © Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei

© Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    39038 San Candido Bolzano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the medieval centre of San Candido/Innichen, Schäfer Roofscape is a newly-completed restoration and conversion of a historical building. The first three stories house a department store while the upper three stories serve as four large, independent apartments within the formerly underused attic space.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The building faces a public plaza protected by local regulations, thus, efforts were directed towards its rear facade. This west-facing elevation explores how slicing and folding can be employed to expand the limits of the ubiquitous pitch roof typology: large glazed balcony slots produce bright, contemporary living conditions and generous exterior expansion space within this dense urban situation. A marked departure from the neighboring vernacular buildings.

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Cite: "Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio" 11 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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